Unconscious bias is a normal, omnipresent occurrence & mental shortcut that our brains make in order to process information.
At work, bias manifests as everything from micro-aggressions (e.g. telling an unintentionally offensive joke at the expense of a person/group) to a systematic lack of inclusion (e.g. not providing women & minorities with the same strategic, career-building feedback offered to white men, which keep those groups out of executive roles).
In this event, managers & leaders will learn to spot their own unconscious bias, where it comes from, & how to overcome it in order to ensure their workforce isn't comprised of the best possible talent, with the freedom to give their best every day.
- Identify your own unconscious bias, where it comes from, & how to rewire
- Learn how to support others/stand up for oneself in the face of bias
- Create actionable steps towards inclusion in the office.
About the Speakers
Career Coach & Employer Partnerships, General Assembly
Daniel Robinson an energetic, analytical & intuitive Career Coach at General Assembly. He holds over four years experience advising nearly 2,000 professionals undergoing major career transitions into the tech space.
Daniel regularly runs workshops on topics within his areas of expertise including: Resum Building, LinkedIn, Personal Branding, Digital Presence, Behavioral & Technical Interviewing, & Salary Negotiation.
Through teaching, advising, & individual coaching, he empower job seekers from all backgrounds with tools to confidently navigate their job search so they can find work they love.
Daniel is a regular contributor to Psychology Today.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, General Assembly
James is the VP of DEI at General Assembly. He has 20+ yrs of experience serving in global organizations, including CDO & VP of Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), where he oversaw all D&I policy & planning across multiple hospitals, health care groups, & the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
As a result of his leadership, JHM received the Innovations in Diversity Award from Profiles in Diversity Journal, which also awarded James its Diversity Leader Award.
He has further been recognized with the Senior Executive award from NAHSE & the National Diversity Council's DiversityChampion award.
An expert in providing leadership in areas of strategic alignment, HR, culture, D&I, ethics, government relations, community engagement & cultural change.
James served on the Advisory Committee for the CBDF, the Disparities in Healthcare subcommittee, & former PA Governor Ed Rendell's Workforce Investment Board Leadership Council.
James has a demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate, coach & connect across all level in global & highly matrixed orgs. He has built a distinguished reputation working with some of the most prestigious companies & health systems in the world.
His prior work garnered Dell the Top Innovator in Global Diversity award, while his groundbreaking programs for Cincinnati Children's Hospital led to its selection by Diversity as one of the nation's top health systems for diversity.
A gifted public speaker, James has been featured on NPR, as well as in Insights into Diversity, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, & noted by Becker's Hospital Review as a diversity officer to know.